Anthony Young lost a major league record 27 games in a row over two seasons. I honestly can't remember any one of those losses. But I do remember the night his streak ended in 1993. Even though I spent a majority of that summer in Florida, the Mets were still the priority for 10-year-old me. … Continue reading The night Anthony Young’s streak ended
Acclaimed sports journalist Wayne Coffey’s new book – They Said It Couldn’t Be Done - about the ’69 Mets and their improbable run to becoming World Champions is a must-read.
Pete Alonso's victory in last night's Home Run derby ranks up there for best personal Mets All-Star Game memory. It also made me think about some of the more memorable moments I have involving Mets players in an All-Star Game. Jacob deGrom Dominates Before retiring the side on seven pitches in this year's game, there … Continue reading Mets All-Star Game Memories
To quote Ron Burgundy, “I love scotch.” I also have a reputation for being frugal. Both facts are central to my memory of Johan Santana pitching the first no-hitter in New York Mets history. Moments after Johan Santana tossed the first no-hitter in NY Mets history. It's one of my favorite photos of all time. … Continue reading The Night Johan Santana Tossed a No-Hitter
Since this is my first post on The 5-4-3, it's only appropriate to start with memories of my first game at Shea. Mets vs. Dodgers, June 1, 1988. I went to this evening game with my grandfather. I was excited and anxious as it rained on the way down to the stadium. The fear of … Continue reading Meet the Mets: First Time, Long Time